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There are 11 ways to get from Patras to Sicily by car ferry, bus, ferry, train, bus and ferry, night bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Car ferry, bus, ferry  •  30 h 2 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Patras to Bari
  2. Take the bus from Bari-Porto to Napoli-Immacolatella
  3. Take the ferry from Naples to Ustica
  4. Take the ferry from Ustica to Palermo

$228 - $449

Cheapest option

Bus, train, fly to Catania  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Patra to Kiato
  2. Take the train from Kiato to Kato Acharnai
  3. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Catania (CTA) ATH - CTA

$92 - $328

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Car ferry, bus, train  •  31 h 3 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Patras to Bari
  2. Take the bus from Bari-Porto to Salerno
  3. Take the train from Salerno to Palermo Centrale Ic / ...

$177 - $379

Bus, bus and ferry  •  31 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Patras to Ioannina
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Ioannina to Ancona
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Ancona to Palermo

$181 - $267

Car ferry, train  •  33 h 14 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Patras to Bari
  2. Take the train from Bari Centrale to Caserta Fa / ...
  3. Take the train from Aversa to Palermo Centrale Ic

$206 - $419

Car ferry, bus, night bus  •  33 h 17 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Patras to Brindisi
  2. Take the bus from Lecce to Sibari
  3. Take the night bus from Sibari to Palermo, Palermo Autostazione

$95 - $168

Car ferry, drive  •  25 h 42 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Patras to Brindisi
  2. Drive from Brindisi to Villa San Giovanni
  3. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  4. Drive from Messina Marittima to Palermo

$143 - $296

Bus, train, fly to Palermo  •  9 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Patra to Kiato
  2. Take the train from Kiato to Kato Acharnai
  3. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Palermo (PMO) ATH - PMO

$97 - $401

Bus, train, fly to Trapani  •  14 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Patra to Kiato
  2. Take the train from Kiato to Kato Acharnai
  3. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Trapani (TPS) ATH - TPS

$205 - $689

Bus, train, fly to Comiso  •  12 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Patra to Kiato
  2. Take the train from Kiato to Kato Acharnai
  3. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Comiso (CIY) ATH - CIY

$97 - $1,048

Bus, train, fly to Malta, car ferry  •  12 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Patra to Kiato
  2. Take the train from Kiato to Kato Acharnai
  3. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Malta (MLA) ATH - MLA
  4. Take the car ferry from Valetta to Pozzallo

$196 - $538

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Patras to Sicily is to bus and train and fly which costs 80€ - 950€ and takes 12 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Patras to Sicily is to bus and train and fly which costs 80€ - 290€ and takes 9 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Patras to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Patras and arriving at Palermo via Ioannina, Piazza U.Bassi and Ancona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 42 min.

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The distance between Patras and Sicily is 669 km.

The best way to get from Patras to Sicily without a car is to car ferry and bus and ferry which takes 30 h 2 min and costs 190€ - 400€.

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It takes approximately 30 h 2 min to get from Patras to Sicily, including transfers.

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Patras to Sicily bus services, operated by KTEL Achaias, depart from Patras station.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Palermo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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Patras to Sicily bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Palermo station.

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Sicily is 1 h behind Patras. It is currently 8:34 AM in Patras and 7:34 AM in Sicily.

Map of how to get from Patras to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 417.9 miles
  • Duration: 30 h 2 min

What companies run services between Patras, Greece and Sicily, Italy?

There is no direct connection from Patras to Palermo. However, you can take the car ferry to Bari, take the walk to Bari-Porto, take the bus to Napoli-Immacolatella, take the walk to Naples, take the ferry to Ustica, take the ferry to Palermo, take the walk to Politeama - Turati, then take the line 103 bus to Leonardo Da Vinci - Centro Borsellino. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Patras to Palermo via Bari, Bari-Porto, Salerno, Salerno, and Palermo Centrale in around 31 h 3 min.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$60 - $240
Flights from Athens to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$55 - $220
Flights from Athens to Trapani via Bologna
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Athens to Comiso via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Athens to Comiso via Thessaloniki, Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Athens to Comiso via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,700
Flights from Athens to Malta
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from Athens to Trapani via Rome
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Athens to Trapani via Pisa, Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Athens to Trapani via Bari, Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Athens to Trapani via Naples, Rome
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Athens to Trapani via Venice, Rome
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Athens to Trapani via Palermo, Rome
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Athens to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Flights from Athens to Malta
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Athens to Comiso via Malta
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,700
Train operators
Trenitalia Intercity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Salerno to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
8 h 41 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Aversa to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
9 h 54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bari Centrale to Caserta
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Kiato to Kato Acharnai
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$7 - $9
First Class
$8 - $11
Bus operators
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Bus from Bari-Porto to Napoli-Immacolatella
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Schedules at
marozzivt.it
Bus from Bari-Porto to Salerno
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Schedules at
marozzivt.it
Sita Sud
Phone
+39 080 579 0211
Email
info@sitasudtrasporti.it
Website
sitasudtrasporti.it
Bus from Bari Porto to Napoli - Porto Immacolatella
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
sitasudtrasporti.it
Bus from Bari Porto to Salerno
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
sitasudtrasporti.it
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Patras to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $28
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
KTEL Ioanninon
Phone
26510 25014
Website
ktelioannina.gr
Bus from Patras to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Schedules at
ktelioannina.gr
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Ioannina to Ancona
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Ancona to Palermo
Ave. Duration
15 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Lecce to Sibari
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
saj.it
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Sibari to Palermo, Palermo Autostazione
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Bus from Patra to Kiato
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Patras to Bari
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $270
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$93 - $94
Aircraft-type seats
$105 - $106
2 bed inside cabin
$262 - $264
3 bed outside cabin
$210 - $260
Siremar
Phone
+39 090.36.46.01
Email
servizioclienti@siremar.it
Website
siremar.it
Ferry from Ustica to Palermo
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
siremar.it
Grimaldi Lines
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $45
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$2 - $3
Car
$28 - $45
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Website
virtuferries.com
Car ferry from Valetta to Pozzallo
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Schedules at
virtuferries.com
Low season
$75 - $90
High season
$142 - $147
Mid season
$125

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